Monday, 2 April 2018

Hand Embroidery

2nd April 2018

Another wet, dreary day in London!!

I have been enjoying hand embroidery during my house sits.....

....my Shibori indigo dyed fabric and Kantha stitching....


.....close up...




....also embroidered these flowers onto old linen to make into cards....


....this was made with a lovely variegated silk thread...


....a posy....


....I follow Anne Brooke textile artist and she has started to make a spool of fabric showing embroidery stitches so have made samples of stitches to keep in a hand made book.....

...Stem Stitch, a very useful stitch...



....variations on Cross Stitch....


.....Seed stitch, great for texturing...


....Running Stitch, so simple but so useful....


....I marked out my 2" squares with this really useful pen. The blue marks on the fabric can be easily removed with water on a paintbrush!